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Earthquake meaning

earthquake - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. a disturbance that is extremely disruptive; " selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees"
  2. 2. A shaking, trembling, or concussion of the earth, due to subterranean causes, often accompanied by a rumbling noise. The wave of shock sometimes traverses half a hemisphere, destroying cities and many thousand lives; -- called also earthdin, earthquave, and earthshock.
  3. 3. Like, or characteristic of, an earthquake; loud; starling.
  4. 4. A shaking or heaving of the ground.

earthquake - examples of usage

  1. Melissa Block was in the process of recording an interview when Monday's earthquake hit.
  2. " There must be an earthquake inside this storm. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. Every little thing, such as the look on her husband's face half an hour ago, made her say to herself, as the earthquake- haunted man says at odd times all through the day and night, " Is this it? - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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